Tuesday, January 31, 2006

State of the Union

George W Bush stated amongst other things that by 2025 he wants to cut USA's dependency on middle eastern oil by 75%. This will be done by investing in technology to create 0 emmission coal power plants, wind and solar technology and clean safe nuclear energy. The President is expecting more research into creating better batteries for hybrid vehicles, along with more advanced research on hydrodgen and ethanol not only from corn, but from woodchips and grass within 6 years.

I am particularly fond of hydrodgen technology and would like to note that BMW is well advanced in their research and will be releasing a hybrid hydrodgen / petrol engined vehicle to the public (probably USA) within the next 4 years.

The State of the Union is still being presented by President Bush. I hope you get to see it.


James Aach said...

I agree that conservation should be our first, second and third goals. The cheapest energy is the energy you don't use. I'm not sure myself what our energy future should be, but I think we'll have a better shot at getting it right if we understand our energy present first.

One way to grab some knowledge on that and be entertained at the same time is to take a look at a techno-thriller novel called "Rad Decision" that is available at no cost to readers. This book, written by a longtime nuclear engineer (me), explores the real world of nuclear power as well as other electrical sources. Readers seem to like it, judging from comments on the website's homepage: RadDecision.blogspot.com.

"I'd like to see Rad Decision widely read." - Stewart Brand, founder of The Whole Earth Catalog

Rob Good said...

Nuclear energy is the best way of making power out there at this stage from waht I understand. NZ should look a tthe consept and consider building a small powerplant.

Warren Warrender said...


A very good idea but just think of the uproar.
Incredible how partisan they are. The Democrats didn't appear to applaud at all while the GoP were in rapture.

Rob Good said...

The Democrats acted like children at assembly when GWB mentioned the social security.